Mississippi state officials said the state has run out of coronavirus vaccines and has previously appointed all vaccinators.
Mississippi Department of Health (MSDH) Said in the statement On Wednesday, its vaccine distribution plan “has undergone significant changes in the past few days, especially in the past 24 hours.”
The department said: “The access sites of the county health department and the UMMC vaccine program website are not designed to adapt to the huge impact we are currently experiencing.” “At present, we do not have other vaccines. Each appointment is related to the actual vaccination. ”
The department stated that it hopes to resume a large number of doses by mid-February, adding that it will inform residents about more doses.
“People in Mississippi should understand that we can only vaccinate residents based on the availability of vaccines. When we receive more vaccines, we will open more vaccination appointments. “MSDH wrote.
“At the same time, all Mississippi people-whether vaccinated or not-should continue to follow protective guidelines. Especially avoid any social gatherings. And always wear a mask. “
The scarce day comes after Governor Tate Reeves (R) expanded vaccination to people 65 years and older and people with pre-existing diseases.
of Biloxi Sun Herald The report stated that Reeves vowed to open the vaccine to first responders and teachers next week. The governor hopes to get “help” from as many people as possible as soon as possible.
The newspaper pointed out that the MSDH hotline and website and many hospitals did not make appointments on Wednesday.
Mississippi is not the only state that has expanded its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility for rapid vaccination.
California government Gavin NewsomThe Governor of Maryland proposes to provide up to 0 stimulus to certain residents of California to open multiple “mass vaccination sites” this week. California has recorded as many as 695 coronavirus deaths in one day. (D) Expand qualifications For people over 65 and the New York State government on Wednesday. Andrew CuomoAndrew Cuomo Cuomo announced an initiative of a Republican Staten Island candidate to revitalize the art economy in New York, and apologized for Hitler’s reference. (R) Last week Expand qualifications For people over 75 years old and emergency personnel.